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‘Lion King,’ ‘Aladdin’ Broadway casts hold airport sing-off

The casts of 'Aladdin' and 'The Lion King' have a sing-off while on a layover at LaGuardia Airport.Julie L via YouTube

The casts of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King’ have a sing-off while on a layover at LaGuardia Airport.

LaGuardia Airport was the unlikely setting for a Disney musical face-off this week.

When the Broadway casts of “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” got stuck at the airport for several hours because of inclement weather, they decided to entertain stranded passengers with an epic sing-off.

As travelers gathered around to watch, the two casts traded songs from their respective musicals, including “The Circle of Life” and “Arabian Nights.” The “Aladdin” cast also went off-book and did a freestyle rap.

The Broadway cast of “The Lion King” performs “The Circle of Life.” Joan Marcus

The Broadway cast of “The Lion King” performs “The Circle of Life.”

Enlarge James Monroe Iglehart performs a scene from "Aladdin" at the 2014 Tony Awards. Theo Wargo/(Credit too long, see caption)

James Monroe Iglehart performs a scene from “Aladdin” at the 2014 Tony Awards.

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“Y’all got 10 hits on one record,” “Aladdin” star and Tony Award-winner James Monroe Igleheart tells the “Lion King” cast in the clip.

“That’s not fair. But we’ll do it, we’ll try. As you saw, we improv our way,” he added.

The performers got along famously, including taking a photo to commemorate their spontaneous airport performance.

“#DisneyCousins took a little airport photo. Lion King Broadway and Aladdin Broadway still smiling after being stuck in the airport for 7 hours,” “Lion King” star Chondra Profit captioned her Instagram photo of the group

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